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NCLR Celebrates Juneteenth – Freedom Day

NCLR Celebrates Juneteenth – Freedom Day

Happy Juneteenth! Something pretty incredible happened this week. On June 17th, President Biden signed a bill that officially commemorates Juneteenth as the 11th annual federal holiday in the United States. Slavery is perhaps our country’s most appalling and shameful legacy. Even after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 declaring the end to slavery in the United States, this was not enforced in every part of the country. In fact, it was not until more than two years...

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Racial Justice Groups Support Transgender Student in Supreme Court

(San Francisco, CA, March 3, 2017)— Yesterday, the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund filed a joint amicus brief supporting Gavin Grimm in his case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, seeking to enforce the protections guaranteed by federal law to transgender students. The school board in Gloucester County, Virginia, where Gavin Grimm attended school, had enacted a policy excluding transgender students from using the same restrooms...

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Closets Are For Clothes: The Social Justice Sexuality Project

This morning, the National Center for Lesbian Rights attended a national briefing sponsored by the National Black Justice Coalition and the Congressional LGBTQ Equality Caucus titled “Closets Are For Clothes: Being LGBTQ and POC in America.”  The briefing included a presentation by Dr. Juan Battle, a professor at the City University of New York, regarding some of the key findings of the Social Justice Sexuality Project, a national study of the experiences of LGBTQ people of color in the United...

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